The ’80s were Christie’s most prosperous decade for adaptations until the 2000s, with Peter Ustinov‘s Poirot, Joan Hickson‘s Marple, Francesca Annis and James Warwick as Tommy and Tuppence, and assorted other film and TV adaptations. While Christie had been disappointed with the vast majority of adaptations in her lifetime, the 80s would see her work treated far more reverently, and thus lead to David Suchet‘s purist revival in the 90s. Yet, however obliquely, most of these would not have been possible without this pair of TV movies from the start of the decade.
August 12, 2011
June 19, 2011
Hercule Poirot #14
In one room: Poirot and his friends play bridge. In the other: Mr. Shaitana and his exhibits play murder.
May 26, 2011
May 12, 2011
Today, we’ll be examining another five average Agatha Christie novels (mostly Miss Marple, so we’ll be discussing her flaws and qualities in abundance), as we move steadily up the charts. As always, please see my introductory post for the guidelines. There aren’t any explicit spoilers in this post.
The last five posts can be found here. Now, let us continue…
May 10, 2011